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Minnie Riperton (1947–1979)


Minnie Riperton was born November 8, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, to Thelma Inez (Matthews) and Daniel Webster Riperton, a Pullman porter. At a young age, Riperton, the youngest of eight children, began taking dancing and ballet. Once she reached high school, she began singing in the Hyde Park A Capella Choir. From there, she signed her first ... See full bio »

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 2014 Inherent Vice (performer: "Les Fleurs")
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Lovin' You" - uncredited)
 2011 Dreams of a Life (Documentary) (performer: "Minnie's Lament") / (writer: "Minnie's Lament")
 2010 Megamind (performer: "Lovin' You") / (writer: "Lovin' You")
  Unsung (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Uncut (2010) ... (performer: "Lovin' You") / (writer: "Lovin' You")
 2009 Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.76 (2009) ... (performer: "Lovin' You" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.75 (2009) ... (performer: "Lovin' You" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.74 (2009) ... (performer: "Lovin' You" - uncredited)
 2009 OSS 117: Lost in Rio (performer: "Lovin' You" - as Minnie Ripperton) / (writer: "Lovin' You" - as M. Ripperton)
 2008 Seven Pounds (writer: "Lovin' You")
 2008 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mypods and Boomsticks (2008) ... (performer: "Lovin' You" - uncredited)
 2008 Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Get Some (2008) ... (writer: "Lovin' You")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (performer: "Inside My Love") / (writer: "Inside My Love")
 2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (performer: "Lovin' You") / (writer: "Lovin' You")
 2008 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Magda and Jeff (2008) ... (performer: "Lovin' You")
 2008 First Sunday (performer: "Lovin' You") / (writer: "Lovin' You")
 2008 Clatterford (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2008) ... ("Lovin' You")
 2007 Disturbia (performer: "Lovin' You") / (writer: "Lovin' You")
  Men in Trees (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Power Shift (2006) ... (performer: "Lovin' You" - uncredited) / (writer: "Lovin' You" - uncredited)
 2006 The Wild (performer: "Lovin' You") / (writer: "Lovin' You")
 2005 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Hurra, wir leben noch (2005) ... (performer: "Inside My Love" - uncredited)
 2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (performer: "Lovin' You") / (writer: "Lovin' You" - as Riperton)
 2004 Johnson Family Vacation (writer: "Loving You")
  Scrubs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- My White Whale (2003) ... (performer: "Lovin' You") / (writer: "Lovin' You")
 2002 The Salton Sea (performer: "Lovin' You") / (writer: "Lovin' You")
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- University (2001) ... (performer: "Inside My Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "Inside My Love" - uncredited)
 2001 Monkeybone (performer: "Lovin' You") / (writer: "Lovin' You")
 2000 Road Trip (performer: "Inside My Love") / (writer: "Inside My Love")
 2000 Jam (TV Series) ("Loving You")
 1998 Free Tibet (Documentary) (writer: "Check the Rhime" - as M. Ripperton)
 1997 Jackie Brown (performer: "Inside My Love" (1979)) / (writer: "Inside My Love" (1979))
 1996 Shooting Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.10 (1996) ... (writer: "Lovin' You" - uncredited)
 1995 Waiting to Exhale (performer: "Lovin' You" - as Minni Riperton) / (writer: "Lovin' You")
 1995 Bad Boys (writer: "Me Against the World")
 1995 Higher Learning (performer: "MEMORY LANE") / (writer: "MEMORY LANE")
 1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Code Name: Diamond Head (1994) ... (writer: "Lovin' You")
 1994 Reality Bites (writer: "Give A Man A Fish")
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Finale))
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Minnie", 1979. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Andrea Davis
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Early reviews on Riperton labeled her the "piccolo coloratura" because her coloratura soprano abilities were so astonishing that many people incorrectly attributed the notes to funky instrumentation. Also, while a secretary at Chess Records, Riperton practiced imitating the instrumental section, notably the strings and violin and especially the flute. See more »

Trademark:

Soaring high note

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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